US Embassy Jakarta Virtual Internship Program 2021

U.S. Mission Indonesia is calling Indonesian students who are interested in participating in a virtual internship in a foreign-diplomatic and customer service- oriented environment.

This opportunity is available for Indonesian citizens who are students in their 5th semester in any university throughout Indonesia, have a minimum  GPA 2.75, and are English literate.

Opportunities are open for all degree programs.

This internship program is one part of the overall United States – Indonesia partnership that strengthens people-to-people ties with Indonesia’s student population. The program will start on June 21, 2021.

This is an unpaid program; no compensation and benefits are offered. 

Terms of Internship Duration 

  • 3-month program:      begin on June 21, 2021 end on August 27, 2021
  • 6-month program:      begin on June 21, 2021 end on December 23, 2021
  • 12-month program:    begin on June 21, 2021 end on end of May 2022

Interested applicant should submit a complete application by email to: by the latest February 19, 2021. Please indicate the section and location you are applying for in the subject of your email (Email subject: Application for 2021 FNSIP for [location, section name]; for example: Application for 2021 FNSIP for Surabaya, Public Affairs Section).

Application forms are (mandatory):

Minimum Eligibility Criteria:

  • Indonesian citizen
  • Minimum 18 years old
  • Current university student
  • Minimum GPA 2.75
  • English literate
  • Have a personal medical insurance to cover student during internship program (BPJS or others)
  • Students must be in their 3rd year of a Bachelors program or in 1st year of a Masters program

2021 Foreign National Student Intern Program (FNSIP) Process Time Line

  • Vacancy Announcement:
    January 25-February 19, 2021
  • U.S. Embassy reviews applications:
    February 22 – March 6, 2021
  • Interviews for selected application(s)
    March 15 – 26, 2021
  • Conditional Offers for successful candidate(s)
    April 5 – 9, 2021 (by email)
  • Clearances process
    April 12 – June 4, 2021 
  • Formal Offers
    June 7– 11, 2021 (by email)
  • Internship First Day
    June 21, 2021
  • End of Ten-week Internship
    August 27, 2021

Available Employment Opportunities for FNSIP


The following employment opportunities are available. FNSIP student applicants must state the specific employment opportunities of interest on the U.S. Embassy application for FNSIP. Please indicate section you are interested in box 2.

  • Public Affairs Section (PAS) – Jakarta
    The Public Affairs Section helps the Embassy engage with the Indonesian public either in-person or through digital platforms to inform, educate and influence opinions about U.S. foreign policy issues.  Our major areas of focus are cultural diplomacy, media outreach, exchange programs, English education and study abroad to the United States.Intern Projects/Responsibilities:
    The intern will work on creating content for the Embassy’s various social media platforms. Products will include infographics, short videos, animation and short write-ups for social media. The intern is expected to have access to and be proficient with video editing and photo editing tools such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Canva, etc.
  • Political Section (POL) – Jakarta
    The Political Section is responsible for covering and reporting on all political development which focuses on U.S.-Indonesia bilateral relations, Indonesian domestic politics and social development. The section welcomes applications from currently enrolled university students in Indonesia for its new volunteer student internship program. This internship program is one part of the overall United States – Indonesia partnership that strengthens people-to-people ties with Indonesia’s student population. This is an unpaid program; no compensation and benefits are offered.Intern Projects/Responsibilities:

    • Review daily media reports and flag key stories
    • Translate articles from local media sources for Political Section staff
    • Research on domestic politics and social developments
    • Attend and report in English on local events
    • Accompany Political Section staff to outside meetings and interpret as needed
  • Customer Service Center (CSC) – Jakarta
    The Customer Service Center (CSC) is a one-stop-shop service center where U.S. Mission personnel can receive services provided by Management. CSC answers inquiries either with direct action or by coordinating a solution with internal and external service providers.
    Intern Projects/Responsibilities:

    • Receive visitors to the CSC and answers general inquiries about procedures, regulations and post policies. Answer phone calls and respond to incoming e-mails
    • Provide administrative support for check-in/checkout process of employees
    • Submit CSC requests on behalf of customers
    • Liaise with vendors (First Media, Telkomsel, potable water, cooking gas) to resolve customers’ inquiries
    • Provide first tier IT support (login issues, mobile device setup and support, etc.)
    • Update the CSC Sharepoint/Extranet site, CSC Newcomer’s booklet, and other CSC informational materials

  • USAID Indonesia / Development Outreach and Communications (DOC) – Jakarta
    USAID/PRO/DOC welcomes currently enrolled university students in Indonesia for its volunteer student internship program. This internship program is one part of the overall United States – Indonesia partnership that strengthens people-to-people ties with Indonesia’s student population. This is an unpaid program; no compensation and benefits are offered. The intern will be provided with a certificate and a performance evaluation at the end of the program. The intern will be entitled to a letter of recommendation from her primary supervisor pending satisfactory performance.

    • Interns will support the DOC team’s work within the Program Office to inform in-country audiences of the work of USAID, as required by the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.
    • DOC team will offer knowledge and experience in the arena of international development and facilitate professional development opportunities as well as networking with American and local USG employees.


    • Help promote U.S. development programs and impact in Indonesia through earned media (radio, TV, newspapers), social media, events and public relation campaigns.
    • Research and develop public information products including, fact sheets, social media content, graphics, and videos.
  • Political/Economic Section (POL / Econ) – Surabaya
    • This position is for currently enrolled college students with an interest in political science, that also possess an understanding of political and economic conditions in eastern Indonesia. This position is an unpaid internship, where the intern will learn and work with the Political and Economic (P/E) staff at the U.S. Consulate General Surabaya.
    • The intern will be responsible for assisting the Pol/Econ section of the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya to organize political and economic programs and meetings throughout the Consular district. The intern will work with the Pol/Econ Assistants to collect data on economic and political conditions in eastern Indonesia, support political and economic section meetings, draft press summaries on economic and political topics, and engage in the conduct of economic and political outreach.
  • Public Affairs Section (PAS) – Surabaya (2 Positions)
    We conduct the people-to-people outreach to include media, to advance U.S. foreign policy in eastern Indonesia.
    Intern Projects/Responsibilities:

    • Intern 1:  Operate Livestream software. PAS Surabaya is conducting outreach activities through virtual platforms and social media.  We are searching for an intern who can help coordinate livestreaming programs in real time across multiple platforms using software such as OBS and Xsplit.
    • Intern 2:  Sign Language Translation and Live Captioning: We are looking for someone who can provide sign language translation/Live captioning for our outreach activities that would help expand our reach to audiences who are hearing impaired.